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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 11, 2018



To:             State Representatives


From:                  Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative


Subject:           Agenda,Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, November 15, 2018


The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. CT (9:00 MT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET). The conference call number is 800-747-5150and your access code is 3951076#.  The proposed agenda for our call follows:


Post-Election Review —Larry Pearce and David Terry

“What happened in the Midwest this week, bringing an end to total Republican control in three state capitals, was in some cases less a sharp shift on matters of national ideology and more a return to the once-familiar political middle.”

Governor results could shape political landscape for a decade, New York Times

The nation just elected a bunch of governors who campaigned on clean energy, Washington Post

The Death of the Midwest Democrat Has Been Greatly Exaggerated, New York Times

Clean Energy Is a Winner in Several States as More Governors, Legislatures Go Blue, Inside Climate Energy


Upcoming GWSC Activities— Larry Pearce

         Welcome letters (6) now to:

Welcome governors-elect letters to Gavin Newsomin California,Jared Polis in Colorado, Laura Kellyin Kansas, Kristi Noemin South Dakota, J.B. Pritzker in Illinois, and Tim Walzin Minnesota

Governor-elect welcome letter (merge draft)


Invitation and congratulation letters (8) in January to:  

Invitations to Mike DeWinein Ohio, Gretchen Whitmerin Michigan,Tony Eversin Wisconsin, Janet Millsin Maine, Steve Sisolakin Nevada,Michelle Lujan Grisham*in New Mexico,Kevin Stittin Oklahoma, and Mark Gordonin Wyoming


U.S. Department of Interior Announces Major Offshore Wind Development LeasesJames Bennett, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

“U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast. [T]he Secretary … announced a much-anticipated wind auction in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts; the environmental review of a proposed wind project offshore Rhode Island; and the next steps to a first-ever wind auction in federal waters off of California.” — U.S. Department of Interior

U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Renewable Energy, James Bennett

Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms, NYT

Federal regulators move forward with offshore wind leases off Massachusetts and California, Utility Dive


Update: Offshore Wind Development Multi-State Initiatives Meeting, October 29, 30 or 31, Hall of the States, Washington, D.C.— Jordan Seemans, Delaware Governor Carney’s Representative, David Terry and Larry Pearce

         Draft Memorandum of Understanding


GWSC News Release on DOE Seam Study (11-9-18)Larry Pearce


Washington Update — David Terry

House infrastructure bill


Rescheduled: Next Call is at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, December 20, 2018.   





Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.